Stanford Researchers Seek People Living with Chronic Pain for Survey

By Beth Darnall, PhD

Chronic pain can have a very big impact one’s life, including one’s thoughts and feelings.  In order to help people suffer less, we are studying the emotional impact of pain. In our first study, we are collecting “daily snapshots” about thoughts and feelings experienced by people with chronic pain.

You will be asked to complete a short daily online survey, approximately five minutes long, for a period of 14 consecutive days. Compensation of up to $15 may be provided.

Information we learn from these daily snapshots will help us understand how thoughts and emotions about pain fluctuate on a day-to-day basis. Ultimately, the information will be used to develop treatments that help people with pain suffer less.

To participate you must have current chronic pain, be at least 18 years of age or older, and have daily access to internet.

Your contribution is extremely valuable – it will help us improve future research and pain treatment for patients like yourself!

To get started and learn more about this research study please click the button (it is a secure link).


Thank you for helping us advance research and clinical care – your assistance is greatly appreciated!

If you have questions about this study, call the study coordinator, Anu Roy, at (650) 724-2811 or email her at

Beth Darnall PhD is Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pain Medicine at Stanford University and treats individuals and groups at the Stanford Pain Management Center. She is and author and has been a leading voice in arguing for the importance of more access to pain psychology services for the nation’s large chronic pain population.

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